We get to Santa Rosa about twice a year. For many, many years we have dined at John Ash. We really wanted a new spot, so I looked on Trip Advisor. We dined on a Tuesday evening and about 60% of the tables were filled. We had a lot of space between us and the nearest table and it was very quiet. The decor is cute and somewhat reminded me of France. Corkage fee was $15. We choose the escargots and they were presented in a soup bowl "swimming" in a parsley broth - quite unusual, but tasty. The one thing I did not like was that the French bread was just plunked down on the butcher paper covered table instead of being served on a plate. I thought it was tacky and I have never witnessed any bread being dropped on the table in France in 40 years of visiting! I decided on the lamb shank and it was wonderful - falling off the bone, flavorful, and tender. My husband had the duck cassoulet and enjoyed it a lot. I thought it was too salty, but the duck was lovely. We shared a fig dessert that was quite nice. We both really enjoyed finding a new dining spot with unusual, tasty foods.
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